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Same sex marriage passes vote in Michigan and could soon be legal

Timothy Kincaid

March 6th, 2013

… but only if you are Odawa. (Petoskynews)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians inched closer to becoming the third tribe in the nation to legally recognize gay marriage Sunday.

A 5-4 tribal council vote Sunday passed an amended statute allowing same-sex couples to wed and be recognized by the tribal government, according to draft tribal minutes released Tuesday afternoon.

The statute now goes to the tribal chairman, who can either sign the statute into law, or veto the proposed changes.

Two other native tribes recognize same sex marriages, the Coquille in Oregon and the Suquamish in Washington.

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Snowman
March 7th, 2013 | LINK

Cool.

I’m originally from Petoskey (and really want to go back up there!) and this really doesn’t surprise me that much, not just because the LTBB people tend to be decent folks, but because of the character of the area, which is a bit more cultured and liberal (and tends to have a bit more money) than a lot of the rest of the small cities in Northern Michigan.

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